Asian Shipwrecks: The Hoi-An Hoard

Blue-and-white jar, approximately 1450–1500, Northern Vietnam; Chu Dau, stoneware with cobalt decoration under glaze, gift of David and Mary Bromwell Β© Asian Art Museum

The usual reaction toΒ the mention of Western shipwrecks is that one most commonly thinks of Spanish 16th- and 17th-century treasure galleons that originated in the Spanish colonies in the New World and were sunk by hurricanes along the middle of… Continue reading

Southeast Asian Ceramics: Passion for Form

Southeast Asian ceramics, Drum, bronze, 23 x 28 cm,1st century BC, Dong Son Culture, Vietnam

The concurrent exhibition, Passion for Form (from the MacLean Collection) blends seamlessly with Southeast Asian Ceramics from the Collection of James E Breece, III, because of their two different approaches to the early arts of Southeast Asia. The Passion exhibition… Continue reading